I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
—Franklin P. Adams

  3 comments for “Quote of the Day

  1. May 9, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    That is so true.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. May 9, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    The very definition of ‘serendipity,’ a word invented by Horace Walpole. Writing to Horace Mann in 1754, Walpole defined serendipity as “a propensity for making fortunate discoveries while looking for something else”. He said he’d derived the word from the title of a Persian fairy tale titled The Three Princes of Serendip. In that story, the heroes “always were making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”

    As John Barthes says in his retelling of the Sinbad saga, The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor, “You don’t reach Serendip by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings in the process.”

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    • May 10, 2019 at 3:57 PM

      Thank you so much for your response and insight into this quote. It is nice to know that my habits are not that much out of line with others.

      Liked by 1 person

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